CEO of TerraVida Holistic Centers Took Unorthodox Route to Top of State’s Cannabis Industry

Image of Chris Visco via Jessica Griffin, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Chris Visco, the co-founder and CEO of TerraVida Holistic Centers, which has a dispensary in Malvern, took an unorthodox route to the top of Pennsylvania’s cannabis industry, writes Sam Wood for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Once a buyer for a department store, Visco also ran several political campaigns and a bakery. But today, the 47-year-old refers to herself as the biggest legal weed dealer in Pennsylvania.

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“We sell between 30 and 40 pounds of marijuana flower a week,” she said. “And the business is still growing.”

Visco is also a patient. She said cannabis has helped enormously with her migraines and insomnia, allowing her to sleep between five and six hours a night instead of her usual three.

“It’s really worked for me,” she said.

Visco now hopes to open six more spa-like dispensaries next year, on top of her current three. This will also increase her workforce, which already numbers around 80 people.

She is also ready to admit that she and other participants in the medical marijuana market are not making money yet. But they are in for the long haul, and waiting for “adult recreational use to become legal.”

Read more about Chris Visco in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.

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